Tracking down the best back-to-school deals
WBTV set out to find the best prices for several items on a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools supply list for fourth-graders.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – With inflation pushing prices higher on just about everything, families are looking to save on school supplies for the upcoming school year.
According to the National Retail Federation, one-third of consumers said they are cutting back in other spending areas to cover the cost of items for the upcoming school year.
WBTV set out to find the best prices for several items on a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools supply list for fourth-graders, comparing the price points at Walmart, Amazon, and Family Dollar.
At Walmart, a 64-pack of Crayola Crayons cost $3.17. By comparison, Family Dollar priced the same product at $3 whereas Amazon’s lowest price point was $6.99.
Clorox Wipes in a pack of 75 cost $4.74 at Walmart. The same quantity at Family Dollar cost $5.57, while Amazon Prime members can score the same quantity for $4.74.
No one store or online platform had the best deals across the board. Money-saving experts suggest searching for coupons and using search engines to help compare prices. Google Shopping finds the best prices and places to buy.
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